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The Northeast Question

Author : Pradip Phanjoubam
ISBN : 9781317340034
Genre : History
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This book explores the idea, psychology and political geography of Northeast India as forged by two interrelated but autonomous meta-narratives. First, the politics of conflict inherent in, and therefore predetermined by physical geography, and second, the larger geopolitics that was unfolding during the colonial period. Unravelling the history behind the turmoil engulfing Northeast India, the study contends that certain geographies — most pertinently fertile river valleys and surrounding mountains which feed the rivers — are integral to nature and any effort to disrupt this cohesion will result in conflict. It comprehensively traces the geopolitics of the region since colonial era — in particular the Great Game; the politics that went into the making of the McMahon Line, the Radcliffe Line and the Pemberton Line; the region’s relations with its international neighbours (China, Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Nepal); as well as the issue of many formerly non-state-bearing populations awakening to the reality of the modern state. Lucid and analytical, this book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of Northeast India, modern Indian history, international relations, defence and strategic studies, and political science.

Everybody Loves A Good Drought

Author : Palagummi Sainath
ISBN : 0140259848
Genre : Credit
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Rendezvous With Rebels Journey To Meet India S Most Wanted Men

Author : Rajeev Bhattacharyya
ISBN : 9789351363170
Genre : Literary Collections
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Rajeev Bhattacharyya walked nearly 800 kilometres, over some of the most hostile terrain and through no man's land. His journey, which took three months and twenty days to complete, is unprecedented in Indian journalism. He visited the rebel bases in Eastern Nagaland, which covers a part of Myanmar's Sagaing Division, stayed in the ULFA camp and interviewed its chief of staff Paresh Baruah, as also chairman of the NSCN (Khaplang), S.S. Khaplang himself. He interacted with rebels from banned outfits like the NDFB, UPPK, PLA and other groups - for many of them, this was their first conversation with an Indian journalist. Bhattacharyya is one of very few journalists in the world to have made this journey, and among the fewer still to have had such intimate access. Rendezvous with Rebels is the story of that journey. It is as much a travel memoir as it is a hard-hitting political account of the fissures that mark the conflicts in India's Northeast and Myanmar's Sagaing Division. Bhattacharyya analyses the historical and current role of ULFA, NSCN and other rebel forces, and sizes up the current situation in Eastern Nagaland vis-a-vis the changes taking place in Myanmar specifically, and the subcontinent generally. It is, ultimately, an up-close examination of a very thorny conflict.

These Hills Called Home

Author : Temsula Ao
ISBN : 8189013718
Genre : Naga (South Asian people)
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More Than Half A Century Of Bloodshed Has Marked The History Of The Naga People Who Live In The Troubled Northeastern Region Of India. Their Struggle For An Independent Nagaland And Their Continuing Search For Identity Provides The Backdrop For The Stories That Make Up This Unusual Collection. Describing How Ordinary People Cope With Violence, How They Negotiate Power And Force, How They Seek And Find Safe Spaces And Enjoyment In The Midst Of Terror, The Author Details A Way Of Life Under Threat From The Forces Of Modernization And War. No One The Young, The Old, The Ordinary Housewife, The Willing Partner, The Militant Who Takes To The Gun, And The Young Woman Who Sings Even As She Is Being Raped Is Untouched By The Violence. Theirs Are The Stories That Form The Subtext Of The Struggles That Lie At The Internal Faultlines Of The Indian Nation-State. These Are Stories That Speak Movingly Of Home, Country, Nation, Nationality, Identity, And Direct The Reader To The Urgency Of The Issues That Lie At Their Heart.

Che In Paona Bazar

Author : Kishalaya Bhattacharjee
ISBN : 9781447247418
Genre : History
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North-East India is not an Imagined community,' separated from the politics and policies that govern the rest of the country. It is as real as the violence that has torn the land apart, leaving its people grappling for a semblance of normalcy, if nothing else. The north-east isn't just a hotbed for insurgency and deadly casual encounters, a stopover on every international rock band's schedule, or where used syringes lie waiting in dark alleys. There are other realities as well—of forbidden love, weddings, fascinating cuisines, childhood memories and other `unimportant stories' that never made it to our newspapers and television screens.

Fragrance Of Peace

Author : Irom Sharmila
ISBN : 9789383074488
Genre : Poetry
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A collection of Irom Sarmila's poems, translated into English from Meiteilon. Published on the tenth anniversary of Sarmila's hunger fast for the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, a draconian law that allows the army unfettered powers in areas that are considered politically "sensitive" or "disturbed". For more than ten years now Irom Sharmila, a young woman from Manipur, has been on hunger strike, demanding the removal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, a draconian law that allows the army unfettered powers in areas that are considered politically “sensitive” or “disturbed”. Taken into custody and released every twelve months by the State for attempting suicide (considered illegal in India) Sharmila is being force fed to keep her alive. Her unique battle for peace in her strife torn homeland, has become a powerful symbol for all those engaged in fighting for peace in the northeast of India. As she fulfils her chosen role in this movement, Sharmila sometimes longs for all those things that young women treasure – love, freedom, the sheer joy of living a “free” life, even simple things like being able to drink water, to brush her teeth. This small compilation of twelve of her poems in her native language Meiteilon and in English translation, provides a moving account of the underbelly of one woman’s lone struggle for peace. Published by Zubaan.

The Catholic Worker

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105015712081
Genre : Church and social problems
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